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18V RYOBI Cultivator

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 07/02/2015 at 10:56 AM in Lawncare

The 18V RYOBI Cultivator was a great tool to turn over my raised garden beds.

It is light weight but with all the power I needed. I found it very easy to maneuver in the corners and along the sides closely.

It is handy for weeding in gardens or flower beds because you can get close to the plants without damaging them.

I was able to dig down in and mix up the dirt to allow water and nutrients to get down in the soil. I was pleasantly surprised by the long battery life.

I turned over my raised garden beds and looked down to find 4 full bars of battery life left!

The 18V RYOBI Cultivator is great for gardens and especially great to get around small spaces!

Expand-It Attachments for the 40V-X Trimmer

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 06/23/2015 at 2:36 PM in Lawncare

The RYOBI 40v Expand-it Tool Attachments are awesome!

I didn’t realize how convenient it would be to have the ability to do more than trim with my 40V-X RYOBI Trimmer.

The attachments are very easy to connect and switch from one tool to the next. You simply loosen the clap and slide the tool on till it snaps in.

With the click of a button you are able to take off one tool and put a new one on.

This transforms one tool into several to use for many applications.

This feature saves storage space which is so great!

Expand-It Edger Attachment

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 06/23/2015 at 10:17 AM in Lawncare

My sidewalk has been in for over 20 years and has never been edged.

I used my RYOBI 40v Expand-it Edger attachment and wow did it do a great job!

I just ran the edger down along the sidewalk and the job was done with very little effort.

It looks excellent with a crisp edge now.

I then popped the edger off and snapped the RYOBI 40v Expand-it blower attachment on to blow the grass clippings off the sidewalk.

I love the versatility in the attachments that allows me to get many jobs done all with one tool!

These are great tools to use and my yard looks fantastic!

RYOBI Lawn Mower

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 06/15/2015 at 8:48 AM in Lawncare, Tutorials

I absolutely love my RYOBI 40V lawn mower!!! The 40V RYOBI Brushless Lawn Mower was very impressive! It is so easy to start with just the push of a button, light weight, and easy to push. It is also very quiet which is unique in a lawn mower.

I really like the one lever deck adjustment which allows you to raise or lower from 1 1/2in. to 3 1/2in. height. It has great battery life! I did my lawn at camp with only one battery but it’s nice having an extra battery on board just in case.

The handle is quick and easy to fold down for transporting or small storage places. It is nice not to have to worry about gas or the mess from fluid leaking during storage or transport.

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RYOBI 18V ONE+ String Trimmer

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 06/11/2015 at 11:54 AM in Lawncare, Tutorials

The 18V RYOBI One+ String Trimmer is light weight and easy to use! It has excellent battery run time.

The adjustable head makes it easy to get into hard to reach places like under the camper and around the awning poles.

When using the 18V One+ String Trimmer the guard did a good job of keeping the grass from flying all over me. It’s nice to finish a job and not have your legs covered in grass!

The trimmer can also be shortened and the handle folds down to make it easy to store in small spaces.

We use this at our campsite because it is so easy to store and light weight to carry around.

We love using this trimmer at camp!

RYOBI 2000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 06/11/2015 at 11:46 AM in Outdoor Cleaning, Tutorials

My RYOBI 2000 PSI Electric Pressure Washer did an excellent job cleaning the wood deck and wood furniture.

You could see the dirt just wash right off with the water pressure. The on-board soap tank made it really easy to use soap for cleaning too. The before pictures and after pictures are really impressive!

The large wheels on the pressure washer were very convenient and made it easy to move around as you work. It was very quiet when running.

The RYOBI 2000 PSI Pressure Washer has a reel to wind up the water hose and a holder for the wand on-board to keep everything neat. It has a long power cable with a GFI built onto the cord making it safer to use.

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A Must-Have for New York Winters

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 11/24/2014 at 4:21 PM in Outdoor Cleaning, Tutorials, Weather the Storm

Living in Western New York, the RYOBI 40 Volt Snow Blower is a must-have.

It was very simple to assemble and done in about 10 minutes.

You hit the button and it starts right up, runs smooth and is extremely quiet. So light weight you can use it on the deck which is so much better than throwing snow over the railing.

I love my RYOBI 40 Volt Snow Blower for cleaning the decks and sidewalks. It moves easily through the snow and is able to get pretty low on the deck. I cleaned my 120 ft. driveway with about 6 inches of snow in 20 minutes.

I was surprised how nice it went through wet and heavy snow without plugging up. It throws light snow with ease.

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Say Goodbye to Back-Breaking Raking

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 10/29/2014 at 10:35 AM in Lawncare, Outdoor Cleaning

No back breaking raking this year!!! Every fall the leaves cover the yard and my porch. This year instead of using a rake and spending hours doing back breaking labor.

I used my RYOBI 40V blower and cleaned up the yard fast!

It took less than 20 minutes and I could see the lawn again.

The porch was cleared in seconds!

I love the RYOBI Blower's variable speed, the air could blow lightly when I needed it and vary up to a very strong air flow to move larger volumes of leaves.

The light weight and curved design of the handle makes it easy work at the touch of your fingers. With the RYOBI 40V I won’t have to use a rake again. I love it!

RYOBI 40V Chainsaw

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 10/13/2014 at 11:27 AM in Lawncare, Outdoor Cleaning

Amazing Saw!!! After trimming the trees in my yard, we had tree limbs that needed to be cut into fire wood.

This RYOBI 40V saw is light weight and has incredible power.

It cut through wood so fast we actually had to slow down just to get the picture to take. Otherwise by the time the picture clicked the saw was through the log.

It had a very long battery life, cutting the entire pile of wood in the picture in about 15 minutes with battery to spare.

The recharge time on it is also quick. My RYOBI 40V Chainsaw made cutting through this pile easy work!

Pressure Washing Made Easy

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 09/19/2014 at 11:18 AM in Outdoor Cleaning, Tutorials

It was that time of year again. Summer is over in Western NY and we had to pull the boat out of the water and clean it before taking it home.

Cleaning the boat is always a chore and never much fun but the RYOBI 2800 pressure washer made it so much easier! It was very easy to assemble and then we were off to clean the boat.

It is setup really nice for holding the cleaning accessories. The hose winds up and attaches on the back for compact storage. Having a holder on the side for the gun was a nice feature, very convenient. The large wheels made it easy to move it around a 25ft boat and trailer to get the whole thing clean. It starts right up and runs super quiet. I was Read more

40V-X String Trimmer at Work

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 09/08/2014 at 9:45 AM in Lawncare

When it came time to take care of the lawn this week, the grass had grown really tall. To do the trim work, I pulled out the RYOBI 40V X Expand-it String Trimmer for the first time.

I have had surgery on my shoulder and was honestly worried about how the 40V would feel but was pleasantly surprised by how well it was balanced. It didn’t seem heavy at all making the trimmer very easy for me to handle without hurting my shoulder.

The double line cuts through tall grass very quickly, as fast as a gas trimmer and with just as much power! I was amazed with how strong the 40V battery is.

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RYOBI 18V Pole Saw

Posted by Dad Knows Best on 08/21/2014 at 2:33 PM in Lawncare, Outdoor Cleaning

As soon as I got my RYOBI 18V Pole Saw we had to take it out and try it.

The timing was perfect being mid summer the trees are very overgrown so we had plenty to cut. It came out of the box and was easy to assemble in 5 minutes. This pole saw was really slick.

I was very impressed with how quickly it cut through branches up to 5 inches. We used it on anything from 2 to 5 inches with no problem.

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the long battery life. It came with a really good quality chain that did not stretch at all after we were done using it.

You don’t realize how many branches you have to cut until you have to clean them all up! What took 45 Read more